Have you made any changes to the metronome sound in your DAW?
I use Logic Pro X, and the default metronome sound is that short click. I often find myself increasing the “tonality” of the click to make it more audible when I record new parts on top of the music playing. I love the metronome on my Roland digital piano, which I would like to have in my DAW too!
The Roland piano has this great “ching” sound on the 1’s (each bar). It makes it stand out against the beats, which I like.